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Planetary science: Prebiotic chemistry on the rocks

Blake, Geoffrey A. and Bergin, Edwin A. (2015) Planetary science: Prebiotic chemistry on the rocks. Nature, 520 (7546). pp. 161-162. ISSN 0028-0836.

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Organic compounds called nitriles have been detected in material surrounding a young star. The finding hints at a vast reservoir of ice and volatile species that can seed the surfaces of young rocky planets or moons.

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Additional Information:© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. This article was published online on 1 April 2015.
Subject Keywords:Planetary science; Astronomy and astrophysics
Issue or Number:7546
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Official Citation:Blake, G. A., & Bergin, E. A. (2015). Planetary science: Prebiotic chemistry on the rocks. [News & Views]. Nature, 520(7546), 161-162. doi: 10.1038/520161a
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Deposited On:23 Apr 2015 19:25
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